This Ululani dress features our Kamanuleʻa design in Moss and Black.
This is one of the few designs that I have drawn versus all the images that have been hand-cut with an Xact-O blade. This print comes from the body of work that was done while we were living at Pepe'ekeo and I was baby-sitting and watching Kuha'o as a child. Kuha'o singled out the Bird of Paradise. This delighted me, knowing that he brings a different eye to the marketing of my art. The fact that he believes in its lines is a reward for me. The figurative translation alludes to the "bird" of paradise. This bird is skilled in pleasure and delight!
Running from the Wailuku river all the way to Lanakila Housing, just past ʻĪpuka Street, Ululani is another street in the Hilo area that sometimes goes off the map before reappearing elsewhere in town. Glancing at the homes, apartments and even businesses that are located on this street, you will understand the importance! Some of the oldest framed buildings in Hilo stand on the block between Waiānuenue Avenue and Wailuku Street. It was called Pleasant Street before being re-named. This name was chosen for our first Hilo One style as it is all about celebrating! This party dress is cool, short and sweet. The highlight of this dress is about framing the upper body. This sleeveless "yoke" frames the neck and shoulders, and of course the party face. The decorative placket is sewn down, hinting to fun and style.